Swallows and Amazons book Coot Club by Arthur Ransome is for sale. Arthur Ransome Coot Club is the fifth book in the Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons series of books. This is the first edition second impression of Arthur Ransome Coot Club published in November 1934 in the same month and year as the first edition first impression of Coot Club.
The Arthur Ransome Coot Club dust jacket has a great collage of illustrations to the front panel of the dust jacket as well as to the spine of the dust jacket. This is the third impression dust jacket with a second impression book.
The dust jacket is in Fair condition with a small closed tear to the top of the front panel of the dust jacket, wear with small losses to the top and bottom of the spine, wear with small losses to the corners of the dust jacket, and old tape repairs to the inside of the dust jacket.
However, the colours to the dust jacket are still very vivid and front flap of the dust jacket bears the printed price of “7s. 6d. net” and the words 3rd Impression also to the front flap.
The Arthur Ransome Coot Club original green boards have the title blind stamped to the front board and gilt lettering to the spine. The boards are in Very Good condition with very slight knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and very slight shelf lean. The boards are exceptionally clean and still have a very fresh feel to them after nearly 80 years.
Arthur Ransome Coot Club has 351 numbered pages that have a colour double page illustrated front endpapers and rear endpapers, and 21 illustrations throughout the book to include the Frontispiece.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition being exceptionally clean but with slight foxing to the front and rear endpapers and a very light pencil inscription to the blank page prior to the Frontispiece.
Arthur Ransome Coot Club First Edition Second Impression 1934